On Thursday 19th September, children from Tewkesbury C of E Primary School bid farewell to their parents and embarked on an evacuation adventure to discover more about World War II.
Once the children had arrived at Winchcombe railway station, they stepped through a time portal and were transported back to 1940! Shortly after travelling through time, a steam train arrived and the children boarded. Whilst some children felt apprehensive, others felt a sense of excitement for the journey ahead. To keep the children entertained for their journey to Cheltenham, some friendly villagers entertained the children with World War II songs. After we had finished singing our songs, we encountered a German spy but luckily our teachers were able to help arrest him and we continued merrily on our journey.
Throughout the day, the children were given training to learn how to fight fires caused by incendiary bombs, experienced an air raid and learned about what they would be expected to do while they were evacuated in the country for the duration of the war. We also had the opportunity to dress up in 1940s attire and explore items we had never encountered before- like a tea cosy, chamber pot and rug beater.